EU and US block Thailand’s proposal to reduce sugar in baby foods

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IBFAN press release

FAO/WHO Codex Nutrition Committee (CCFSNDU)

Chiang Mai, Thailand, 3rd November 2006

Cereal-based baby foods are an unlikely subject of controversy but this week they have been at the centre of a bitter struggle between health advocates and the multibillion dollar baby food industry whose interests were defended by the European Commission and the United States. The controversy centered on sugar levels and the rising levels of obesity and food related diseases which are fast consuming health budgets across the globe.

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